18 May


US Weather events

US Weather events

1825 197 yrs ago
A tornado (said to have crossed all of the state of Ohio) smashed into the log cabin settlement of Burlington, northeast of Columbus. (David Ludlum)
1960 62 yrs ago
Salt Lake City UT received an inch of snow. It marked their latest measurable snowfall of record. (The Weather Channel)
1980 42 yrs ago
Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast. (David Ludlum)
1987 35 yrs ago
Thunderstorms in Kansas, developing along a cold front, spawned tornadoes at Emporia and Toledo, produced wind gusts to 65 mph at Fort Scott, and produced golf ball size hail in the Kansas City area. Unseasonably hot weather prevailed ahead of the cold front. Pomona NJ reported a record high of 93 degrees, and Altus, OK, hit 100 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 34 yrs ago
Low pressure anchored over eastern Virginia kept showers and thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region. Flash flooding was reported in Pennsylvania. Up to five inches of rain drenched Franklin County PA in 24 hours. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 33 yrs ago
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from the Central Gulf Coast States to the Lower Missouri Valley during the day and evening. Thunderstorms spawned sixteen tornadoes, and there were 74 reports of large hail and damaging winds. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 32 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the central U.S. spawning a sixteen tornadoes, including a dozen in Nebraska. Thunderstorms also produced hail four inches in diameter at Perryton TX, wind gusts to 84 mph at Ellis KS, and high winds which caused nearly two million dollars damage at Sutherland NE. Thunderstorms deluged Sioux City IA with up to eight inches of rain, resulting in a record flood crest on Perry Creek and at least 4.5 million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary)
Source de données: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1898 124 yrs ago
Marathon County, Wisconsin 2010 fatalities
12 farms were flattened.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis
1951 71 yrs ago
Olney, Texas 2020 fatalities
Many homes in town were destroyed, some of which were swept away with very little debris left.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis


Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1929-05-18 06.37 UTC 93 yrs ago
Turkey (carte) , 10 km deep Magnitude: 6.5 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)64

1987-05-18 07.27 UTC 35 yrs ago
Philippines (carte) , 19.1 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

2002-05-18 15.15 UTC 20 yrs ago
Tanzania (carte) , 9.8 km deep Magnitude: 5.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking2
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)2





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